King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle

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King Ludwig II was known as a bit of a nutter, but he had a lot of good things going for him, he was the guy who’s wedding celebration grew into Oktoberfest and he liked making grand and over the top castles for himself. His most famous is Neuschwanstein which is about 2 hours drive out of Munich and was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Disneyland castles. The castle is open to the public and well worth the effort to visit. The castle is straight out of a fairy tale with gold, jewels and murals and King Ludwig’s signature swans prominent throughout the building. Poor King Ludwig didn’t get to see his finished work he and he nearly bankrupted the state, he ended up going a going over the edge and drowned with his friend in the nearby lake.

Map showing Neuschwanstein in southern Bavaria Germany

2 Comments on “King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle”

  1. #1 Germany » Blog Archives » May 31st Neuschwanstein castle
    on Oct 17th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    […] King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein CastleKing Ludwig II was known as a bit of a nutter, but he had a lot of good things going for him, he was the guy who’s wedding celebration grew into Oktoberfest and he liked making grand and over the top castles for himself. … Posted in Germany | Trackback | del.icio.us | Top Of Page […]

  2. #2 Neuschwanstein castle Bavaria
    on Mar 2nd, 2009 at 2:22 am

    The Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria is one of the most beautiful things mankind did.

    Ironically, a “mad” person dreamed about it.

    Wonderful pictures too, love them.

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